CATRIN ferch GRUFFUDD ap HYWEL (fl. c. 1555), poet

Name: Catrin Ferch Gruffudd Ap Hywel
Spouse: Robert ap Rhys
Gender: Female
Occupation: poet
Area of activity: Poetry
Author: Benjamin George Owens

Of ‘Llanddeiniolen’ (i.e. Llanddeiniolfab or Llanddanielfab) in Anglesey. Her poetry is preserved in B.M. Add. MSS. 14892, 14906, 14994, and N.L.W. MSS. 695, 1553, 1559, 2602, 6209. Among her work is an awdl in praise of Jesus Christ (or, according to some manuscript sources, an awdl of a sick girl in remembrance of Christ and his passion, or an awdl of confession of a sinner), and four englynion to the cold summer of 1555.


Published date: 1959

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